The next best thing was to create the atmosphere of the shore, and enjoy it on my own back porch.
I know, I know it's 4th of July weekend, and everything should be red, white and blue, but I did just do that for memorial Day, and my heart is aching for the beach!
So here is a tribute to all the beach lovers out there, especially my older daughter who loves 'Beach Themed" decor.
Welcome to the Seaside Luncheon
This tablescape is a departure from the anchors away
look of Red, White and Blue I originally planned
for this weekend, but the weather has been absolutely balmy here
so mind just went to more spa like colors
Turquoise blue waters and pristine sand beaches
that's what I had in mind
Local stores helped set the mood.
Mikasa basket weave dinner plate
Cindy Crawford salad plate
kohls seashell soup bowl.
Flatware from CTS
This small serving platter is from Ross Stores
the sea urchin salt and pepper shakers are
from Williams Sonoma.
The pale turquoise tablecloth
is topped with a fishnet throw
Napkins are Waverly
The color is just perfection!
The contemporary pattern keeps it fresh.
The flatware is from CTS.
At first thought the color was odd,
but here it reminds me of sand.
Speaking of sand, I added a little as a 'runner'.
The ocean colored stems are from HomeGoods.
Wouldn't you just love to be at the beach
sitting in this little chair
watching the sailboats drift by?
Or, you could just have lunch here on the porch.
We could watch for sea turtles.....
There seem to be a few around...
Or, we could just imagine the lighthouse
guiding sailors safely to shore...
Better yet, we could just avoid the traffic and stay home,
here on the porch.
I hope that whatever your plans this weekend
that you are safe and happy!
I will be joining
Click on the links to the right to see how others are celebating the holiday.
Thanks for dropping by!